Pour over coffee is all the rage and for good reason, it makes a better cup of coffee. We have created our own pour over system that fits and coordinates with all our coffee mugs!
Here's a step by step guide on what you will need and how to use.
Coffee Pour Over
- A kettle to make hot water
- Whole Coffee Beans and Grinder (optional if you want the freshest coffee possible! If not just use same amout of pre-ground coffee listed below)
- Coffee Filter (#2 will work and available at stores. You can purchase smaller or specialty pour over filters online if preferred)
Heat water to 200° F.
Make sure you heat 1.5 times the amount you need.
If you don’t have a thermometer: bring water to a boil and then let it stand for 30 seconds.
Measure 20-30 grams of fresh coffee beans, depending on how strong you want. Grind to a medium coarseness
20-30 grams is about 2-3 tablespoons of whole beans. Medium coarseness is about the texture of coarse sea salt. If your brew is too slow, try a slightly coarser grind. If it drips through too quickly, try a little finer.
Use a #2 filter and prepare it by rinsing it with some of your hot water, and then discard water.
Fold down the seam of the paper filter so it fits. Rinsing the filter helps eliminate any paper flavors and preheating cone and cup can help keep temperature consistent throughout the brewing process.
Pour just enough water in a spiral motion to saturate the grounds so that they “Bloom” then wait 30 seconds.
The grounds are more receptive to absorbing water after the “bloom”, resulting in a better extraction of flavors.
Resume pouring water over the grounds in a spiral pattern, keeping coffee grounds fully saturated from start to finish. This should take 2-3 minutes.
Enjoy your perfect cup of coffee!